The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles were set to sweep the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball eliminations round on Sunday afternoon. That is, until arch rival De La Salle Green Archers pulled a miracle and ended their winning streak.
La Salle won their game against Ateneo, 79-76. Ateneo's loss means the league will have a traditional Final Four match up starting next week.
The game's star player is Ricci Rivero, who stepped up to provide the biggest plays during the crucial last seconds of the game.
With only 8.9 seconds left on game clock, Rivero sinked two pivotal free throws that put La Salle ahead by three points.
"After nung foul nag-pray na lang talaga ako," said Rivero as quoted by ABS-CBN Sports.
He added: "Kailangan magtiwala ka rin sa sarili mo and kailangan i-offer mo rin siya kay God kasi Siya naman ang source of everything."
River also made the winning block against Blue Eagle Anton Asistio to secure La Salle's win.